Young man shot and killed while standing on sidewalk in Reseda

Los Angeles police were seeking witnesses after a young man was shot and killed on a sidewalk early Monday in Reseda, authorities said.

The incident was reported at about 1:50 a.m. near the intersection of Zelzah Avenue and Cantara Street in a residential neighborhood, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Herrera said.

The victim, who a detective described as in his late teens or early 20s, was standing on a sidewalk when an unknown suspect approached him and fired rounds that struck him, Herrera said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A suspect and a motive were still being sought, said LAPD Detective Bob Dinlocker of the Operations Valley Bureau Homicide Unit.

Police believe the victim was walking home at the time. No suspect information was immediately available, he said.

We have “ a couple of different accounts on how (the suspect) fled — we’re working through that right now,” Dinlocker said.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting is asked to call the Operations Valley Bureau Homicide Unit at 818-374-1950. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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